Tag Archives: Skeptical Science

Chanting to the choir?

Before I head off to the office (or, more correctly, go from watching the news in the living room, to the dining room table) I thought I would briefly mention a recent paper that has analysed blog comments. It’s by … Continue reading

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Climate misinformers

There’s been a rather lengthy debate on Twitter about Skeptical Science’s Climate Misinformers page. The discussion involved, amongst others, Richard Betts, Peter Jacobs, Steven Mosher, Gavin Cawley, and – briefly – myself. Before I start, I should acknowledge an association … Continue reading

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A challenge for my readers

John Cook and colleagues have new paper out about [d]econstructing climate misinformation to identify reasoning errors. The basic idea is to inoculat[e] against misinformation by explaining the fallacious reasoning within misleading denialist claims. and to [o]ffer a strategy based on … Continue reading

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Andy Skuce

As many probably already know, Andy Skuce passed away last week. Andy was someone I greatly respected who made a significant, positive contribution to the dialogue about climate and energy. Andy was a key contributor to Skeptical Science, and wrote … Continue reading

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Early 20th century warming

I’ve been involved in a discussion on another blog (which I won’t highlight) about there being a period of warming in the early 20th century that seems comparable to the warming we’ve experienced since about 1980. This is a somewhat … Continue reading

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World’s oceans

I’m travelling today, so have a bit of time to briefly comment on this recent paper by Glecker et al. which suggests that Industrial-era global ocean heat uptake doubles in recent decades. One of the key results – shown in … Continue reading

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Satellite temperatures

There have been a number of interesting recent posts elsewhere about satellite temperature. Most of this has been motivated by claims that the satellite data is the best data that we have and that it should play some kind of … Continue reading

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A grand scheme of scientists

I came across this video today of John Cook interviewing Brian Schmidt, who shared the Nobel Prize for Physics for his work showing that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. He mainly talks about attempting to accept a bet … Continue reading

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2015 in review

Since I have a few free moments, I thought I would briefly review what’s happened in 2015. If you want something a bit more thorough, you could read Greg Laden’s or Skeptical Science’s reviews. After 2014 was the hottest year … Continue reading

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Representative Concentration Pathways

I’ve noticed a fair amount of dicussion about the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) varying from they’re scientific fraud, they’re overly optimistic, to the details are being hidden so the IPCC can’t be trusted. I haven’t actually paid to much attention … Continue reading

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